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Extended sleeping

Postby Zsingleton » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:20 pm

Over the about the last month or two I've had a seemingly endless amount of performances, tests and assessments due for university. I've been working hard and forcing myself to practice until late at night and then getting up early in the morning to practice some more. I have been really stressed and and haven't had more than 5 hours sleep for ages. About 5 days ago it was all over. Everything was done and I'd finished university for the year. Since then I've been sleeping for about 10 or more hours a night. I don't mean late nights and then getting up at 3 in the afternoon. I'm saying that I'm going to sleep around 10 maybe 11 and forcing myself up at around 8 or 9. At the end of each day I've felt exhausted although I haven't been soon an awful lot physical or mentally.

I would like to discuss sleep here. The harmfulness or over sleeping and sleeping deprivation. Most importantly my current issue of almost constant fatigue and exhaustion. Is this simply my recovering phase from previous lack of sleep? Will it go on for a while? Is it possibly diet related? Lack of sun? Some input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Postby boron » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:08 pm

I can have several short nights in a row, but I recover in one longer night...1-2 months of lack of sun can cause depression or bad mood, but not likely vitamin D deficiency. Diet-related causes of fatigue include low blood levels of potassium, iron and proteins, for example, but you would really need to have poor diet to come to this; I mean days with almost no food.
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Re: Extended sleeping

Postby bioduchamp » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:09 pm

when you're stressed and you're adrenaline is up then you "feel" like you don't need to sleep. After the stress leaves and your adrenaline returns to normal levels it can "feel" like you never have enough. Sometimes it can take a while to fall back into routine. Check your bed and mattress and if they're old, they can have a negative impact on quality of sleep. Maybe It's time for a new one. Take a look at Zen Bedrooms and ensure you're nice and comfy at night. Perhaps a memory foam mattress topper could help.
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Postby bioduchamp » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:13 pm

Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science - in all of biology.
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